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Sheriff's office: Hatchechubbee man fatally shot while stealing gas

Henry J. Moses, 40, was fatally shot early Easter Sunday when a Hatchechubbee, Ala., man found him siphoning gas from his car, a Russell County Sheriff's lieutenant said.

Robert Lee Warren heard a noise outside his 24 Warren Circle home around 2 a.m., said Lt. Heath Taylor. He grabbed his revolver, stepped outside and saw Moses underneath his makeshift car port.

"He confronted Mr. Moses, asked him what he was doing," Taylor said. "Mr. Moses made some aggressive motion towards him, at which point (Warren) fired a single shot from his revolver, striking Mr. Moses in the center mass of his chest."

Warren immediately called 911, Taylor said. Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr. pronounced Moses dead at 4:45 a.m. His body has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

No one has been charged in the slaying, Taylor said. The case will be presented to a Russell County grand jury within two months.

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